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Research Library

In our Research Library, you can read lay summaries of studies and articles on PKD and aspects of kidney disease/health.

Moderate salt restriction is beneficial In ADPKD

Nutrition Labels

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What we know already

It has long been recognised that people with ADPKD have raised blood pressure.  Kidneys are central to regulating blood pressure (BP) and they do this through the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone-System (RAAS) which involves a delicate balance of blood volume, renal blood flow, aldosterone and sodium (Na).

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PKD Research Databases

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The best source of information on PKD research is the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), which provides access to worldwide biomedical and genomic information.

Click the links below to search a wide range of published information, scientific databases - such as PubMed - and other resources on both forms of Polycystic Kidney Disease.

ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease)

ARPKD (Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease)


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